Researcher Training Calendar

Date Session Details & Registration
1st May 2022 Shut Up & Write (live link)
Shut Up & Write sessions are held regularly on-line to help you focus your writing efforts in a supportive small group. These sessions: help your research writing to be more focused, efficient and effective; protect or ‘quarantine’ time for your research writing, away from distractions; build a sense of community around your writing; and, help overcome procrastination and increase motivation. Mondays 10-12pm, Tuesdays 2-4pm, Wednesdays 10-12pm, Saturdays 2-5pm (fortnightly).    No need to register, just pop this link as a reminder into your calendar - https://charlessturt.zoom.us/j/62521890840?pwd=aDFzYXMzTlY5cWJsbWw2OVVpSFZ5Zz09
3rd May 2022 3MT Pitch Practice
This workshop is entrants to the 3MT competition.Come with your best, fully prepared presentation, including your slide. Be prepared to perform your pitch in full (preferably from memory), take questions from the group, and receive and give feedback. (90 mins, 1000-1130 AEST)
30th May 2022 Writing Bootcamp (live link)
A welcoming writing group for anyone who wishes to allocate specific writing time, in a supportive 'on-line' group environment.Participants say they find these meetings useful to: make research writing more focused, efficient or effectiveprotect or allocate specific time for research writing,creating an obligatory practice, away from distractions and in a supportive groupbuild a sense of community around writingto help overcome procrastination and increase motivationSee you there.  (1000-1600 AEST)
31st May 2022 R Tutorial Series 4 - More advanced regression models (mixed-effect models, glm and gam)
The learning objectives of this unit is for participants to be able to perform analysis of more advanced glm models and analysis of the mixed effect linear models; showcase a few simple examples of generalised additive regression models (gam models). (2.15 hrs. 1000-1215 AEST). Presenter, John Xie, QCU.
31st May 2022 Structuring and writing journal articles
Many areas of academic life such as finding employment and winning research grants depend on establishing a publication record. However, writing research papers does not come naturally to most of us. This workshop has been designed to assist you in the process of writing an article.In this workshop, learn how to get the ball rolling including choosing the right journal, what to consider when targeting a relevant journal for publication, how to structure your paper, and how to write effectively to best communicate your argument. We will draw on sample articles from relevant fields to demonstrate journal article writing principles and discuss strategies for dealing with feedback and reviewing your paper.  (2 hours, 1000-1200 AEST)  Presenters:  Emmaline Lear and Holly Randell-Moon.
1st Jun 2022 Supervisor Series, Module 2. Researcher cultures & environments
This module considers the key features of research cultures and how they support the development of positive work environments. This module also encourages research supervisors to examine their own supervisory practices in supporting candidates to engage with the wider research environment, build networks and foster collaborations and personal experience of supervision with a view to informing and framing the working relationship with their doctoral candidate. While this module focuses on building relationships within the first six months, it also summarises the supervisors' roles and responsibilities in creating respectful and inclusive relationships with candidates and aligning expectations for productive working relationships.Supervisors will also need to complete an I2 self-study unit/s as part of the workshop, links will be provided following registration.(3 hours, 1000-1300 AEST)Presenter - Emmaline Lear
2nd Jun 2022 Creating the Seven Secrets of Highly Successful Graduate Research Candidates (for supervisors)
You know what your Graduate Research Candidates should be doing, but it just doesn’t seem to be happening. Despite your best efforts to set up good habits for your student, it does not work. Why is this, and what can you do to make completing a Research Higher Degree easier for your students and for you?Students attending the seven secrets workshop have consistently reported a marked improvement in their progress towards completing their Degree. Now they have asked us to please tell their supervisors the same things!This course gives you practical strategies to deal with common problems such as:supervisor/student relationsdealing with writer’s blockattitude (or lack thereof!) in relation to the Degree – it’s not a Nobel prizegetting your student to seek help when they are stuckthe student who never has enough timetreating the Degree like a jobkeeping on going when the going gets tough(2.5hrs, 1000-1230 AEST)Presenter - Hugh Kearns
7th Jun 2022 Graduate Research Candidate Induction
Welcome to new Graduate Research Candidates!A variety of presenters from Research Services & Graduate Studies and Library will share essential information about what you need to know about getting started. Your responsibilities, expectations, probation and timelines, the support services available to you, your supervisory team relationship, the training and development opportunities available to you and more. This session also forms part of your probationary requirements.(3 hrs, 0930-1230 AEST)Presenters - Various
8th Jun 2022 Ethics Café
Ethics applications can be complicated! The Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) are facilitating open sessions where they will work through the application process, what should be included in the research proposal and will address common areas of concern and error. It's a great opportunity to gain a better understanding of the requirements and to receive good advice, with the aim being to hopefully avoid any need to resubmit.  These sessions are open to Researchers, Academics and students who will be submitting an application for research involving human ethics.  Presented by HREC. (60 mins, 1100-1200 AEST).
9th Jun 2022 NVivo (this session is FULL)
NVivo helps you discover more from your qualitative and mixed methods data. Uncover richer insights and produce clearly articulated, defensible findings backed by rigorous evidence. You can: Import data from virtually any source; Analyze data with advanced management, query, and visualization tools; Ask complex questions of your data to identify themes and draw clear conclusions; Create reports; and Achieve more robust research results in less time.This course works with a sample dataset, however you are encouraged to work with your own coded dataset if desired (literature or empirical data). If you don't yet have coded data this workshop will give you insight into what is possible when you reach that stage.As this workshop moves you beyond basic coding with a range of queries to help identify patterns in data, if you are new to NVivo and as a prerequisite to this session, you are required to go through some pre-materials, a link to these is contained in the registration.3 hours, 1000-1300 AESTLimited to 15 participants.Presenter: Dr Jenine Beekhuyzen, Adroit Research
10th Jun 2022 How to increase the commercial potential of your research
How you can work towards a successful commercial outcome at the outset of your research project.  PD+ streams: Commercialisation of Research | Strategic.  Presented by Campus +.  60 mins, 1200-1300 AEST.
17th Jun 2022 Hints and Tips for managing your Patent Portfolio
Protecting IP costs money, so what are some of the ways to maximise the value of your IP portfolio?  PD+ streams: IP Management.   Presented by Campus +.  60 mins, 1200-1300 AEST.
29th Jun 2022 R Tutorial Series 5 - Drawing Graphs and Maps in R
Participants will use R to draw graphs: (1) using basic functions for plotting graphs & changing the look; (2) draw graphs using more advanced R graphics functions; (3) drawing graphs by following the ggplot2 approach; (4) the easiest way to draw maps.  (2.15hrs, 1000-1215 AEST). Presenter - John Xie, QCU.
4th Jul 2022 Writing Bootcamp (live link)
A welcoming writing group for anyone who wishes to allocate specific writing time, in a supportive 'on-line' group environment.Participants say they find these meetings useful to: make research writing more focused, efficient or effectiveprotect or allocate specific time for research writing,creating an obligatory practice, away from distractions and in a supportive groupbuild a sense of community around writingto help overcome procrastination and increase motivationSee you there.  (1000-1600 AEST)
5th Jul 2022 Communication and Building Relationships
Each of us communicate every day and have a variety of skills around communicating well.  This workshop focusses on specific communication skills to help build and enhance the quality of our relationships.  It will help you to - Identify barriers to effective communication;   understand the different communication styles;  and how to adjust and adapt your language for particular situations.  It will also cover how we approach and engage in more difficult conversations, how we manage anxiety prior to and during these conversations, recognising conflict style of self and others, and how to speak calmly and assertively.60mins, 1200-1300 AESTPresenter - Shari Walsh, Resilient Researcher
6th Jul 2022 Supervisor Series, Module 3. Planning & conducting research
This module examines the issues of diversity and inclusivity in the context of research supervision and preparing candidates to make informed judgements to ensure successful research projects and timely completion. In advises on the advantages of employing a project management approach to research in order to support candidates to research ethically and with integrity and how to work with your candidate to predict and respond proactively to potential risks and support needs. The second part of this module addresses a number of common issues that supervisors might encounter during candidature and offers valuable advice about how to respond to those issues effectively. Issues discussed include aligning expectations, motivating candidates who are procrastinating, and dealing with plagiarism, among others. This unit also offers valuable advice about responding to candidates with mental health issues.Supervisors will also need to complete an I2 self-study unit/s as part of the workshop, links will be provided following registration.(3 hours, 1000-1300 AEST)Presenter - Emmaline Lear
13th Jul 2022 Planning your Research Communication Strategy
Ensuring your research is effectively communicated is a part of being a savvy, contemporary scholar. This session introduces you to what it means to communicate your research, how to do it well, and what modes you can choose to do it in. There are many ways and you can choose what suits you and your research area best!After attending this session, you will: understand what a research communication strategy entails;  know how to develop a basic plan for your research communication; and be familiar with a range of modes of communication.60mins, 1300-1400 AESTPresenter - Tseen Khoo, Researcher Education and Development, La Trobe University and The Research Whisperer
19th Jul 2022 Ethics Café
Completing an Ethics application can be complicated and many applicants miss details or make errors. The committee regularly requests additional information about areas of concern within applications and request resubmissions. The Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) are facilitating open sessions where they will work through the application process, what should be included in the research proposal and will address common areas of concern. It’s a great opportunity to gain a better understanding of the processes, ask questions and receive good advice, with the aim being to hopefully avoid any need to resubmit. These sessions are open to Researchers, Academics and students who will be submitting an application for research involving human ethics. (60 mins, 1200-1300). Presented by: HREC.
20th Jul 2022 Creating a Digital Research Identity
There’s an art to presenting yourself online in a professional, accessible, and engaging way. This session helps you do just that! Your digital profile is your first chance to make an impression so let's make the most of it.After attending this session, you will:  Understand what constitutes a digital research identity;  Know how you can develop one for yourself, and Explord a range of platforms that can help you do it.60mins, 1300-1400 AESTPresenter - Tseen Khoo, Researcher Education and Development, La Trobe University and The Research Whisperer
22nd Jul 2022 How to build a successful process for spinning out University IP, Campus+
How to develop appropriate and timely internal processes to facilitate the spin-out of IP, to the benefit of all stakeholders.   PD+streams: Strategic | IP Management | Commercialisation of Research.  PRESENTERS: Campus+. (60 minutes, 1200-1300 AEST)
26th Jul 2022 R Tutorial Series 6 - Write your own R functions
The learning objectives of this unit is for participants to be able to write user-defined R functions to suit their special needs or for complex data analysis issues, and to perform simple simulation analysis in R.  (2.15Hrs.  1000-1215 AEST) Presenter: John Xie, QCU.
27th Jul 2022 Creating Online Research Bios
Your online bio or profile narrative is often how people will first ‘meet’ you. Who are you online? How do you write an effective bio? That’s what this session's about! Find out how your social media bio shapes who people think you are. Relevant for platforms such as Twitter and LinkedIn, and for online publication bios.After attending this session, you will: know what the qualities of an effective online bio are, understand the contrasting demands of different platforms and genres of bios, and have a plan to develop your bio(s) effectively.60mins, 1300-1400 AESTPresenter - Tseen Khoo, Researcher Education and Development, La Trobe University and The Research Whisperer
28th Jul 2022 Graduate Research Candidate Induction
Welcome to new Graduate Research Candidates!A variety of presenters from Research Services & Graduate Studies and Library will share essential information about what you need to know about getting started. Your responsibilities, expectations, probation and timelines, the support services available to you, your supervisory team relationship, the training and development opportunities available to you and more. This session also forms part of your probationary requirements.(3 hrs, 0930-1230 AEST)Presenters - Various
29th Jul 2022 How to commercialise Deep Tech
The science may be difficult, the timescales can be long, but commercialising deep tech is not impossible.  PD+ streams: Commercialisation of Research.  Presented by Campus +.  60 mins, 1200-1300 AEST.
4th Aug 2022 Supervisor Series, Module 4. Developing the researcher
This module develops your ability to assist your candidates to analyse their training needs and plan their professional and personal development. It develops understanding how writing expertise develops and recognises the advantages and disadvantages of different modes of feedback while encouraging you to select appropriate methodologies for developing candidates writing.Supervisors will also need to complete an I2 self-study unit/s as part of the workshop, links will be provided following registration.(3 hours, 1000-1200 AEST)Presenter - Emmaline Lear
5th Aug 2022 Can drug development start on campus?
How much of the development of a new drug can be carried out by University researchers? And what happens next?  PD+ streams: MedTech and Life Sciences | Commercialisation of Research. Presented by Campus +.  60 mins, 1200-1300 AEST.
7th Aug 2022 Ethics Café
Completing an Ethics application can be complicated and many applicants miss details or make errors. The committee regularly requests additional information about areas of concern within applications and request resubmissions. The Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) are facilitating open sessions where they will work through the application process, what should be included in the research proposal and will address common areas of concern. It’s a great opportunity to gain a better understanding of the processes, ask questions and receive good advice, with the aim being to hopefully avoid any need to resubmit. These sessions are open to Researchers, Academics and students who will be submitting an application for research involving human ethics.  (60 mins, 1230-1330 AEST). Presented by - HREC.
12th Aug 2022 How to commercialise Social Science ideas
Can social science research lead to commercial outcomes? Ideas, case studies and how-to.    PD+ streams: Commercialisation of Research. Presented by Campus +.  60 mins, 1200-1300 AEST.
19th Aug 2022 How to write a Business Case
You've done the research, you have developed IP, but how does this fit into a Business Case, and what else do you need to consider?   PD+ streams: Foundational | Commercialisation of Research.  Presented by Campus +.  60 mins, 1200-1300 AEST.
23rd Aug 2022 R Tutorial Series 7 - Time series analysis
This unit covers the special data analysis topic, time series analysis, which primarily introducing the classic Box-Jenkins approach, namely ARIMA models and related R functions.  (2.15 hrs.  1000-1215 AEST)  Presenter:  John Xie, QCU.
25th Aug 2022 NVivo
NVivo helps you discover more from your qualitative and mixed methods data. Uncover richer insights and produce clearly articulated, defensible findings backed by rigorous evidence. You can: Import data from virtually any source; Analyze data with advanced management, query, and visualization tools; Ask complex questions of your data to identify themes and draw clear conclusions; Create reports; and Achieve more robust research results in less time.This course works with a sample dataset, however you are encouraged to work with your own coded dataset if desired (literature or empirical data). If you don't yet have coded data this workshop will give you insight into what is possible when you reach that stage.As this workshop moves you beyond basic coding with a range of queries to help identify patterns in data, if you are new to NVivo and as a prerequisite to this session, you are required to go through some pre-materials, a link to these is contained in the registration.3 hours, 1000-1300 AESTLimited to 15 participants.Presenter: Dr Jenine Beekhuyzen, Adroit Research
26th Aug 2022 Opportunity Assessment: How to pick winners and manage risk
How do Uni's find the magic combination of great research, great team and great opportunity and manage the external and internal risks?  PD+ streams: Strategic | Commercialisation of Research.  Presented by Campus +.  60 mins, 1200-1300 AEST.
2nd Sep 2022 What does a new drug commercialisation pathway entail?
What are the scientific, time, financial and regulatory steps required to get a promising compound from the lab to pharmacy shelves.  PD+ streams: MedTech and Life Sciences | Commercialisation of Research.  Presented by Campus +.  60 mins, 1200-1300 AEST.
6th Sep 2022 Ethics Café
Completing an Ethics application can be complicated and many applicants miss details or make errors. The committee regularly requests additional information about areas of concern within applications and request resubmissions. The Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) are facilitating open sessions where they will work through the application process, what should be included in the research proposal and will address common areas of concern. It’s a great opportunity to gain a better understanding of the processes, ask questions and receive good advice, with the aim being to hopefully avoid any need to resubmit. These sessions are open to Researchers, Academics and students who will be submitting an application for research involving human ethics. (60 mins, 1030-1130) Presenters: HREC.
7th Sep 2022 Supervisor Series, Module 5. Preparing for completion & examination
Module 5 addresses the stage of the doctoral process which is often the most fraught for both candidate and supervisor alike. This module explores key issues in the examination process to assist supervisors in working with candidates prior to, during, and following examination. It reviews institutional regulations and disciplinary norms regarding submission of the doctoral output and how supervisors Identify examiners, taking into account the research. This module explains the assessment process and the support needed in the periods prior to and following examination, particularly in completing revisions.Supervisors will also need to complete an I2 self-study unit/s as part of the workshop, links will be provided following registration.(3 hours, 1000-1300 AEST)Presenter - Emmaline Lear
8th Sep 2022 Good Feedback: Asking for it; getting it; and responding to it
Many graduate students cite getting and dealing with feedback from their supervisors as one of the most frustrating areas of candidature. You can wait for ages and when it comes it’s not what you wanted. Feedback is essential to help you make progress and improve the quality of you outputs. But if you just say “give me feedback” you are leaving it completely up to chance. So what can you do to ensure you get the feedback you need?This workshop will look at asking more specific questions and being clear about the type of feedback you want. It will cover:create your big picture thesis planwhen to get feedbackhow to askgetting timely feedbackfeedback on writing, feedback on performance, on everythingwritten and verbal feedbackinterpreting feedbackdealing with the emotional reaction to feedbackhow to respond to feedbackhow do you manage the feedback you didn’t want?(2hrs, 1000-1200 AEST)Presenter - Hugh Kearns
21st Sep 2022 R Tutorial Series 8 - Tree models
This unit covers the special data analysis topic, tree models that may refer to a regression tree (if the response variable is continuous) or a classification tree (if the response variable is categorical).  (2.15 hrs.  1000-1215 AEST). Presenter: John Xie, QCU.
28th Sep 2022 Graduate Research Candidate Induction
Welcome to new Graduate Research Candidates!A variety of presenters from Research Services & Graduate Studies and Library will share essential information about what you need to know about getting started. Your responsibilities, expectations, probation and timelines, the support services available to you, your supervisory team relationship, the training and development opportunities available to you and more. This session also forms part of your probationary requirements.(3 hrs, 0930-1230 AEST)Presenters - Various
5th Oct 2022 Ethics Café
Completing an Ethics application can be complicated and many applicants miss details or make errors. The committee regularly requests additional information about areas of concern within applications and request resubmissions. The Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) are facilitating open sessions where they will work through the application process, what should be included in the research proposal and will address common areas of concern. It’s a great opportunity to gain a better understanding of the processes, ask questions and receive good advice, with the aim being to hopefully avoid any need to resubmit. These sessions are open to Researchers, Academics and students who will be submitting an application for research involving human ethics. (60 mins, 1130-1230). Presenter:  HREC.
20th Oct 2022 R Tutorial Series 9 - Meta-analysis and inter-rater reliability analysis
This unit covers two special data analysis topics: (1) Meta-Analysis; and (2) Inter-rater reliability analysis.  (2.15 hrs.  1000-1215 AEST) Presenter: John Xie, QCU.
3rd Nov 2022 Ethics Café
Completing an Ethics application can be complicated and many applicants miss details or make errors. The committee regularly requests additional information about areas of concern within applications and request resubmissions. The Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) are facilitating open sessions where they will work through the application process, what should be included in the research proposal and will address common areas of concern. It’s a great opportunity to gain a better understanding of the processes, ask questions and receive good advice, with the aim being to hopefully avoid any need to resubmit. These sessions are open to Researchers, Academics and students who will be submitting an application for research involving human ethics. (60 mins, 1200-1300) Presenters: HREC.
10th Nov 2022 Graduate Research Candidate Induction
Welcome to new Graduate Research Candidates!A variety of presenters from Research Services & Graduate Studies and Library will share essential information about what you need to know about getting started. Your responsibilities, expectations, probation and timelines, the support services available to you, your supervisory team relationship, the training and development opportunities available to you and more. This session also forms part of your probationary requirements.(3 hrs, 0930-1230 AEST)Presenters - Various
16th Nov 2022 NVivo
NVivo helps you discover more from your qualitative and mixed methods data. Uncover richer insights and produce clearly articulated, defensible findings backed by rigorous evidence. You can: Import data from virtually any source; Analyze data with advanced management, query, and visualization tools; Ask complex questions of your data to identify themes and draw clear conclusions; Create reports; and Achieve more robust research results in less time.This course works with a sample dataset, however you are encouraged to work with your own coded dataset if desired (literature or empirical data). If you don't yet have coded data this workshop will give you insight into what is possible when you reach that stage.As this workshop moves you beyond basic coding with a range of queries to help identify patterns in data, if you are new to NVivo and as a prerequisite to this session, you are required to go through some pre-materials, a link to these is contained in the registration.3 hours, 1000-1300 AESTLimited to 15 participants.Presenter: Dr Jenine Beekhuyzen, Adroit Research
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